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Win a Free Personal Training Package!

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The Winner of a Martha’s Country Bakery Giftcard is…

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Astoria News – Straight from the 114 Precinct

Okay, let’s face it. We live in New York. You can’t go two blocks without seeing a cop car…especially not here in Astoria. But have you ever wondered about the people inside the cars, and inside the precinct? We got to sit down with Captain John Travaglia, of the 114th…

The Only Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Store in America… and It’s Right Here in Astoria!

Paula Sardinha and Domingos Marra Junior, or Junior as he’s known, live and breathe Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Junior is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter, and Paula is the biggest Jiu Jitsu supporter we’ve ever met. Together they run the Astoria location of Keiko Sports – one of the world’s leading…

The Taminent Regular Democratic Club: The Club That Does It All

The Taminent Regular Democratic Club of Astoria is one of the oldest and most powerful clubs in New York City, started in 1933. Can you imagine how different Astoria was nearly 81 years ago!? The club is one of the only clubs in New York City that has Congress Members, Assembly…

If My Mother Ever Kicks Me Out, I’m Moving into The Thirsty Koala.

The absolute first thing you need to know about the Thirsty Koala was named after this picture. HOW CUTE IS THAT. Okay. Second– the Thirsty Koala has only been around since December of 2012, and in literally just thirteen months they’ve become an Astoria staple. Don’t believe us? They’ve got nearly…

Burning Calories for St. Jude’s With a New York Giants Quarterback!

This past Saturday, we had the honor of attending Life Health and Fitness’s annual fundraising event for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. It was a great time, with awesome people, a super cool guest and lots of sweating. Yum. If you read our last story on Life Health and Fitness, you…

FREE GIFTCARDS. FREE T-SHIRTS. WHAAAAAT.

IT’S THE FIRST EVER GIVE ME ASTORIA GIVEAWAY ARE YOU EXCITED!? Here’s the deal. Sign up for our e-mail list here. That’s it. That’s all you’ve got to do. Once you sign up you’re entered to win one of two $50 cards to this week’s pick of the week, William…

Immigration Advocacy Services

This week Give Me Astoria got to learn about Immigration Advocacy Services, a not-for-profit organization offering help to New York City’s immigrants. We sat down with Tony Meloni, the executive director of Immigration Advocacy Services. Immigration Advocacy Services was founded 25 years ago , and in less than three decades…

Athens Square Park

Ed Koch said of Athens Square Park, “it is the first time an ethnic community got together to build a monument in New York City.” He was right, except the park has grown into so much more than just one monument. The project started nearly thirty years with just three…